Nokia moved a record 8 million Lumias last quarter, says WSJ
0. phoneArena 21 Oct 2013, 03:07 posted on
The expanded Lumia portfolio that now encompasses every segment is to blame, and the slew of top-notch flagships Nokia has churned out, bringing the amazing 41 MP PureView camera to the Windows Phone world. Its only hindrance was Microsoft's inability (or unwillingness) to introduce new features to WP and pour big bucks in it...
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13. jeff_1 (Posts: 105; Member since: 30 Aug 2013)
with windows 8 it is possible...but with your face it is impossible
17. papss (Posts: 3439; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
Troll much? How about you get back on Google's genitals where you belong..
25. rodneyej1 (Posts: 2873; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
If it's been on a steady incline what evidence do you have that this trend won't continue❔
14. rd_nest (Posts: 606; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)
So does everyone else. And increasing from 8 million sales is even easier.
2. Alex123 (Posts: 166; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)
I can understand about what microsoft was thinking and did not aim to push its platform that much because it was waiting for acquisition Nokia. It intended Nokia to die and then it buyouts Nokia's devices and services including Nokia's patent in a very cheap price. so bad microsoft
23. freebee269 (Posts: 497; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)
wrong. nokia was already dying with symbian. they adopted windows phone to try and make a turn around and that is what they did. now that they've single handedly carried windows phone to where it is, microsoft has taken notice. like every big company that has alot of money, they buy the smaller company to add to theirs. google does it, apple does it, most big companies do this. if you think microsoft would have bought nokia's hardware division if it was not as successful with windows phone as it has been, then you dont know much about business.
3. woodshop20 (Posts: 459; Member since: 14 Sep 2013)
Nokia, as a hardware company, has lots of potential. However it's always been let down by software (Symbian, Microsoft). I would fully support Nokia, but now that it's been acquired by Micro$oft, no thanks.
30. CEMIII (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)
Such a jealous troll as it was said Symbian was dying. All the good hardware specs you see coming out were made popular on the MICROSOFT - WP8 platform.
Let us here reiterate It was not Android or Apples IOS.
In fact Android reminds me of Windows 6.x and below. Nothing more just a little polished Haha which is probably why they have to pay Microsoft a subsidy for every device they make. Its nothing more than a copy.
Bottom line the WP8.1 is rock solid its their new baby being integrated with Xbox one & the best office suite in the world.
Face it their dual cores compete & beat droids quads & ios. Ios Appboys got so scared that they had to revamp & come out with the updated os for multitasking which is damn near identical to WP7 & up licensed from Palm.
Really to eachs own; My kid has an S4 the wife has android but I WP8 & will never go back so long as they keep putting out quality material. The integration is effortless.
I may not know but I'm guessing that you have a windows based computer. & if you do your trollin makes you a hypocrite.
So, bottom line stop your bitchin and get a WP8 cause you wining just makes it sound like you drooling for one.
4. phoneguy (Posts: 188; Member since: 08 Jan 2009)
5. asingha94 (Posts: 266; Member since: 08 Apr 2012)
7. livyatan (Posts: 560; Member since: 19 Jun 2013)
"The WSJ report says this has been because of internal struggles at Microsoft, with the powers that be rightfully noting that a whirlwind of money and resources poured into Windows Phone, which Microsoft is certainly capable of, is only going to benefit Nokia. Now that Microsoft snatched Nokia, that last hurdle seems to be eliminated, and it should be smooth sailing ahead."
^ this is exactly what I've been feeling all along about the windows phone.
It was being DELIBERATELY hindered so Nokia can't grow too strong for the acquisotion plans.
Disgusted by Microsoft
8. solomonsteve (Posts: 71; Member since: 19 Dec 2012)
Am a proud fan of windows phone. But we gotta admit , Microsoft has to step up its game now.I mean WTH, the new GDR3 update doesnt still have a notification center???Microsoft should release a new update as early as January 2014. Nokia has done possibly what she has to do to make WP relevant. Its Microsoft turn now..
26. Damo579 (Posts: 117; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Notofication center and better multi-tasking like I had on my Symbian phones or like on Android. Once these features are in Windows Phone it will help sales go up which means more apps and the apps will be of higher quality.
10. funchumm1206 (Posts: 52; Member since: 04 Mar 2013)
I can't imagine a lumia and asha phone by Microsoft, It's always associated with Nokia.
11. crankthisup (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Oct 2013)
Nokia needs to have some high-end phones with better specs, slimmer designs and lower prices and WP8 needs some big updates fast (with notification center). If they do this, I would consider swtiching from Android. Right now they have some catching up to do.
27. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
Um, except for a FHD screen, the Lumia 925 matches all those, being (on contract) $49.99 on T-Mobile (sometimes free), and $99.99 on AT&T, as well as thin, light, great camera and quality, still an HD screen just not full HD.
16. AppleJuice (Posts: 18; Member since: 12 Sep 2013)
Look at those Lumia displays, shows that Amoled is better than LCD in almost every aspect.
18. papss (Posts: 3439; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)
I prefer the lcd tech they were using over the amoled they used on my 1020 but I think this upgrade in res will make it nice.
19. Beijendorf (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
We all knew Microsoft was a morally corrupt corporation, and now there's further proof for it.
I just wish Nokia would screw Microsoft back by aborting the buyout, dropping Windows Phone completely and move to Sailfish OS or something equally good.
Microsoft would suddenly lose 90 % of the market for being butts, and everyone could enjoy great quality hardware on a true open source OS.
20. Deviltaz (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)
Happy to see Nokia is getting better again like they used to back in the days
21. PhoneCritic (Posts: 331; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)
Good Job on NOKIA's part. They really worked hard which is more then I can say for MS. They need to step up on the software side. I think now that they will own Nokia out right then they will proceed full steam ahead. It will now be a three horse race just like the American auto industry ( Ford, GM, Chrysler).
24. almostdone (Posts: 93; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)
I considered a Nokia Windows Phone but will never consider a Microsoft Windows Phone.
Nokia has a track recod with hardware, Microsoft simply doesn't. I wonder what will happen to windows phone now... I mean look at Samsung, LG, HTC who all tried Windows Phone without much success. I wonder if Microsoft is heading the same way and people are just not interested what Microsoft has to offer. Nokia has a big following even though many did not like them going with Windows Phone. It is Nokia that made Windows Phone sell and not M$.
28. -box- (Posts: 3566; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
You do know most of all the same people and factories will be making the phones from concept to production? It's an invalid argument. People still buy Lenovos because they're IBM's hardware division under different management. The name changes, the product mostly stays the same ot improves. If a girl you're friends with gets married to a mutual acquaintance, do you stop hanging out with her because she changed her last name?
29. Beijendorf (Posts: 185; Member since: 27 Aug 2013)
While you are completely correct in saying it's just a change of hands right now, a takeover usually means layoffs down the line, and the new management may very well call for cost-saving measures leading to worse quality in the end-products.
And that's not even mentioning the fact that Nokia in large parts made Windows Phone viable with their own software. They filled in the gaps where Microsoft, the new owners, were completely slacking.
I'm a bit of a pessimist in what we'll be seeing in a year from Microsoft Lumia. I'm not holding my breath for a continuation of the Nokia legacy.
31. darkkjedii (Posts: 9290; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Good job Nokia, your staging a huge comeback. Wp8 is a sweet platform, keep at it. +1